Interested in the quality of your education?

Student Representative Applications for 2019 are now open: https://umsu.unimelb.edu.au/support/eduacademic/srn-grant-applications-2019/

Have you ever wondered who makes the decisions that dictate what you study in your course, who teaches you, how many students there are in your class and how long the exam period is? Have you ever had issues with any of these things and wondered if there’s a way to change them? Then the Student Representative Network (SRN) is the place for you.

The SRN is a group of students that care about their education and want a say in the decision-making process. Students sit as voting student representatives on a University Committee and have a say in all the decisions made.

Students are supported by Student Governance Training provided by the UMSU Advocacy and Legal Department to understand and contribute to committees. The SRN holds regular meetings throughout the semester, during which Student Representatives report back on the issues discussed in their committee meetings and seek advice and input from other student representatives, to work towards positive change for all students.

The SRN provides a great opportunity for students to get more involved in their University experience, have a say and enact change.

Academic Board Sub-Committees:

  • Academic Programs Committee
  • Libraries and Academic Resources Committee
  • Selection Procedures Committee
  • Teaching and Learning Quality Assurance Committee

Senior Executive Sub-Committees:

  • Lorna Stirling Estate Committee

Well-being Services Advisory Committees:

Property and Campus Services Committees:

Faculty Boards:

  • Arts Faculty Board
  • Arts Faculty Library Committee
  • Arts Teaching and Learning
  • Business and Economics Faculty Board
  • Science Faculty Board
  • Science Undergraduate Faculty Board

Faculty Boards committees may initiate and make suggestions to the Deans, as well as respond to and make comment on advice provided by the Deans on a range of issues. Some Faculty Boards are filled by the individual faculties and UMSU fills the committees listed above. 

Course Standing Committees:

  • Bachelor of Arts Course Standing Committee
  • Bachelor of Commerce Course Standing Committee
  • Bachelor of Music Course Standing Committee
  • Bachelor of Biomedicine and Science Course Standing Committee
  • Bachelor of Environments Course Standing Committee

For more information please contact your student representatives: educationacademic@union.unimelb.edu.au